Flying

Compensation for a Delayed Flight - Can I Win Against an Airline?

Jakub Kotan | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Our beloved European Union regulates and directs every other step in our life journey. Each reader may add negative or positive connotation to Brussels' reign depending on personal views on EC unification, but nevertheless, some of this regulating actually carries a great deal of European goodness.

Finals Here I Come

Ray Quinn | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ray Quinn

It's the final this Sunday and I'm going to re-double my efforts to come up with my best performance of the whole series. I will be quite happy that I won't have to be doing any more flying - it's wasn't my finest hour. I'll be keeping my feet on the ground in future - in all senses of the phrase.

Neknominate: Student Sinks Pint In Plane Cockpit

Edith Hancock | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university student has taken his neknomination to the next level after filming it in the co-pilot seat of an airplane. Thorfinn Stout, a business...

Why Flying Is Never Plain Sailing

Christopher Hamer | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher Hamer

When did people become so comfortable with being so uncomfortable? Is it really worth the money you save? I used to love flying and now I hate it.

Cardiff-Bound Flybe Plane Forced To Make Emergency Landing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A plane en route to Wales has been forced to make an emergency landing in Paris. The Flybe service, which was flying from Geneva to Cardiff, landed...

One Day I Flew Away...

Gina Lyons | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

One of my 30 things before I'm 30 was to fly in a helicopter and this Saturday, in Chichester (I didn't know where it was either) I did it. And it was everything I wanted it to be.

Fly With Your Own Wings, Peaks and Troughs and How to Choose in a Perfect Situation

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Too much money and too much choice. Drugs feed off a rampant ego and an absence of self. The finger is too readily pointed at the drugs or the alcohol or the porn as being the destroyer but the truth is, we destroy our own lives.

Billboards in the Sky - Why Ryanair Needs to Change the Mood Music

Milorad Ajder | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Milorad Ajder

Ryanair, one of the most successful brands in the last 25 years, has always taken an uncompromising approach when dealing with its customers - follow the rules to the letter and get a cheap fare - any deviation and costs will escalate. No excuses, no quarter given...

Man Shouts 'Bomb On This Plane' During Spirit Airlines Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK

This is the moment a passenger started screaming about a bomb while on board a Spirit Airlines flight on Friday. The incident happened after the plane...

Poorna Bell

Why More Women Should Become Airline Pilots

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a perception that to be an airline pilot you need to know rocket science - perhaps it's because to most of us mortals, the idea of flying a gi...

How We Love to Put a Good Airline Down

William J. Furney | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William J. Furney

But the airline has many more admirers -- over 80 million of them each year -- and for good reason: on short-haul flights of an hour or two, Ryanair has turned the once stuffy experience of flying into little more than a bus trip with wings. Who needs a seat number?

Has Flying Lost Its Magic?

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I remember when I was a kid, about nine years old and my Dad treated the whole family to go to Florida on holiday. Everything about flying was magical! The impeccable looking air hostesses, the dapper dressed pilots, the excitement of actually flying to a new place...

Travel Tips - What to Pack, How to Pack

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

It's not easy to pick and choose from your wardrobe at home, but the sacrifice will be appreciated once you're travelling - I have to remind myself of this every time I travel.

The Hidden Beauty of Air Travel

George Gabriel | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Without a care in the world, we all carry our luggage onto our next destination in search of something greater. As we leave the terminal to continue our own journeys, a new story passes us on its way to check in.

Looping the Loop Like They Do In 'Planes' - How Hard Can It Be?

Kate Rose | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kate Rose

The mission itself is simple - run through the acrobatic tricks on display in the new Disney Pixar animation Planes. We are drawn to the skies. They are places of mystery, and we set out to explore, casting danger aside. It's what human beings do. And also, Biggles.

WATCH: Terrified Reporter Learns To Fly A Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK

To celebrate the release of Disney's Planes film on August 16, Poppy Jamie learns how to fly a plane and experiences the stunts seen in the movie....

Airliner Flown 'Four Miles Off Course' After Interference By Switched-On iPhone, Claims Pilot

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Tech

Every globe-trotting gadget addict knows the frustration of being asked to turn off your tech - even those that use barely any power - just before tak...

I'm So Excited - The Review from the Crew

Endeavour Press | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Endeavour Press

WANT to see what cabin crew look like out of uniform? Go to your local cinema to see Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited. When I went in London at least three quarters of the audience was clearly crew. Leggy girls with deep tans and their hair down? Crew. Buff guys with tight t-shirts and very short hair? Crew.

Why We Should All Fear Flying

Tim Whitmarsh | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Whitmarsh

We're human beings, built for trundling around on land, and maybe taking the odd splash in the sea; we're just not made for high speeds or high altitudes. What acts of self-deception do these people perform when they convince themselves that flying is a pleasant, comfortable way of spending time?

Sky High Tax on Flying To Soar Further

Simon Buck | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK
Simon Buck

Disappointingly, but not unsurprisingly, yesterday the Chancellor stuck to his short-sighted plans to increase the UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) for yet another year. It flies in the face of new evidence from PwC pointing to the economic benefits of abolishing APD...

How Airlines Can Improve Long-Haul Flights

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Saadia R. Chevel

When was the last time you got off a plane thinking, 'Wow, this is as good as it can get'? Cramped seating, unpalatable food and high levels of anxiety are just a few issues we face while travelling economy in long-haul flights.

The Trouble With Business Class Travel

Jayne Gorman | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Gorman

The trouble with flying Business Class is that once you know what lies in front of the curtain that divides the privileged from the cattle, you never want to be on the wrong side of it again.

Never Knew a Horse Could Be So Good for Your Soul

Tracey Emin | Posted 26.01.2013 | Home
Tracey Emin

I just had a show open in MALBA, a very beautiful contemporary art Museum in Buenos Aires. It's my first museum show in South America. In fact it's my first museum show anywhere on the American continent.

Poll Reveals The Most Annoying Things About Flying

PA | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK

Noisy children are the worst part of flying, according to a poll of plane passengers. Unruly youngsters topped the list of pet hates by airline cus...

Flying Ryanair Costs A 'Fortune', Says Airline Boss

The Telegraph | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary says that holidays are a "waste of time" and flying on his airline costs him "a fortune in excess baggage". ...